Last reviewed on 22 April 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
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You must:

  • Consider the presence of any dangerous substances and the risk this presents to relevant persons from fire
  • Ensure that the premises and any equipment provided in connection with firefighting, fire detection and warning, or emergency routes and exits are covered by a suitable system of maintenance, and are maintained by a competent person in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair
  • Establish a suitable means of contacting the emergency services and provide them with any relevant information about dangerous substances

In addition, if you are not the employer but have any control of premises which contain more than one workplace, you are responsible for ensuring that fire safety requirements are complied with in those parts over which you have control.